Churchill Island Marine National Park

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Churchill Island Marine National Park
Victoria
IUCN category II (national park)
Churchill Island Marine National Park is located in Victoria
Churchill Island Marine National Park
Churchill Island Marine National Park
Nearest town or city Rhyll
Coordinates 38°30′S 145°19′E / 38.500°S 145.317°E / -38.500; 145.317Coordinates: 38°30′S 145°19′E / 38.500°S 145.317°E / -38.500; 145.317
Established 16 November 2002 (2002-11-16)[1]
Area 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Website Churchill Island Marine National Park
See also Protected areas of Victoria

The Churchill Island Marine National Park is a protected marine national park located in Western Port, Victoria, Australia. The 670-hectare (1,700-acre) marine park is located south of Rhyll, on the north-eastern shore of Phillip Island, in Western Port.

The marine park extends from Long Point south of the town of Rhyll, to the northern point of Churchill Island and along Churchill Island’s western coast to the bridge connecting it to Phillip Island and is part of the Western Port Ramsar site. It is an important roosting and feeding site for migratory waders, especially Whimbrels and Bar-tailed Godwits. Its seagrass habitats are also important for Black Swans and many species of fish.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Yaringa Marine National Park, French Island Marine National Park and Churchill Island Marine National Park Management Plan. Parks Victoria (PDF) (Melbourne: Government of Victoria). October 2007. pp. 1, 5. ISBN 9780-7311-8372-2. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Churchill Island Marine National Park". Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Western Port Marine National Parks: visitor guide". Parks Victoria (PDF). Government of Victoria. December 2003. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Plummer, A.; Morris, L.; Blake, S.; Ball, S. (September 2003). "Marine Natural Values Study: Victorian Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries". Parks Victoria Technical Series (PDF) (Number 1). Government of Victoria. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 

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